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Austra’s Euphoric Precision: A Chat with Katie Stelmanis

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Toronto-based Katie Stelmanis of Austra was one of those precocious kids whose obsession with perfecting any musical instrument she picked up and whose love of singing led to her performing with the children’s choir on vast stages with the Canadian Opera Company.

14 Jul 2011 | More

Photo Slideshow: SXSW 2010

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Intrepid Sentimentalistmag photographer Tear-n Tan got right to it upon landing in Austin on Thursday. Get in on the action …Read the Rest

5 Apr 2010 | More

SXSW 2010: Friday Night, March 19

Yacht, the Marfa/Portland duo, namely Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans, with the precision moves, Duran Duran-meets-Eurythmics styling, tuxedo-clad band and won’t-escape-your-head refrains, was a Pretty in Pink picture of pizzazz’d up new wave.

22 Mar 2010 | 1 comment | More

SXSW 2010: Friday Afternoon, March 19

Friday was a windy, bright day in Austin, and we kicked it off at the SPIN Magazine Party at Stubb’s, arriving just as Foxy Shazam started their set. They were a pretty intense act to start us off (their song “Unstoppable” wasn’t used in this year’s Super Bowl for nothing), and we’re not just talking about their range of facial hair styles…

20 Mar 2010 | 2 comments | More

SXSW 2010: Thursday, March 18

We may have arrived in Austin one day into the festival, but our first 24 hours of SXSW 2010 were almost more than we bargained for. This dilemma was aptly summarized by the singer of Fucked Up, Father Damian / Pink Eyes, when he growled to the crowd: “Hey, it’s Austin! It’s SXSW! It’s either booze or cocaine, right?”

20 Mar 2010 | 1 comment | More

Ten Top Do/See’s at SXSW 2010

Any of the bands from various cities/countries (Liverpool, Wales, Scotland) at the British Embassy at Latitude 30, along with the comp’d margaritas, courtesy of that esteemed British empire. The Crookes of Yorkshire sound promising… Melissa Auf der Maur, hosting a pre-release, absinthe-laden party for her latest multimedia-project, Out of Our Minds, on Thursday, March 18th at Péché (above Cedar Street Courtyard).

17 Mar 2010 | More

SXSW 2010 Photo Slideshow

SXSW 2010 slideshow: “always updated, not always sensible.”

17 Mar 2010 | More

A Bookish, Arty Spring Week Starts Today

Most young people will follow their ears to find the indie acts at SXSW and later Monterrey, Mexico and then later Florida and then later somewhere else, but lo and behold, even with all of the musicians gone, New York still has just as many acts in the upcoming week. It’s like this: infinity – infinity = infinity.

You and your friends should ride the bike in the photo to all of these events. Take many photos, send us some. Onto the events then…

17 Mar 2010 | 2 comments | More

Denmark’s Oh No Ono to Play SXSW and NYC Shows

Denmark’s On No Ono will soon be making their way back to the U.S. for South by Southwest in Austin and a couple of New York appearances.

15 Mar 2010 | More